The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum officially opened “Honoring the Legacy: A Tribute to African-Americans in Golf.” Method-1 was honored to have been chosen to design this all important exhibit.
Developed with the support of the PGA of America, the PGA TOUR and the USGA, this permanent exhibition contains rare photographs, audio, video and memorabilia to highlight the long, rich history of African-Americans in golf starting with pioneers from the late 1800s through today’s game.
Tablet technology featuring profiles of prominent African-Americans in golf along with an interactive, touch-screen video display make this one of the Hall of Fame’s most advanced exhibits. It was exciting to be able to integrate these technologies into the exhibit as it will enhance the visitor’s experience. The centerpiece of the exhibit is an original sculpture, “The DNA of the Golf Swing,” designed by renowned sculptor Mario Chiodo, depicting 13 African-American golf legends.
“This exhibit honors not just great players, but great people who broke through barriers and did so with determination and dignity,” said USGA Executive Director Mike Davis. “The USGA is proud to collaborate with the PGA of America and PGA TOUR on this wonderful addition to the World Golf Hall of Fame. It demonstrates that the golf community is stronger when we work together to celebrate the game’s history.”